Construction will begin in November on a pipeline to connect Warooka and Point Turton in lower Yorke Peninsula to SA Water’s main water supply network following the announcement of the successful tenderer.
Leed Engineering and Construction will deliver the 38.5-kilometre pipeline, which will be installed under the road verge where possible using a trenching method.
The pipe will mostly be made of PVC due to its resistance to breaks caused by soil movements.
Further improvements on the project include building a new booster pump station along the pipeline route, laying 1.25 kilometres of new water mains in Point Turton and re-roofing the existing Warooka storage tank.
Quotes attributable to Water and the River Murray Minister Ian Hunter
“Warooka and Point Turton’s water supply is currently sourced from a borefield, which SA Water’s extensive modelling has indicated isn’t adequate to provide for future demand, said South Australian Water and the River Murray Minister Ian Hunter.
“Once connected, the town’s new supply will come from the Morgan and Swan Reach Water Treatment Plants, which source water from the River Murray. Residents will notice a difference in taste and odour with this water; as with all SA Water supplies, they can be assured the water is clean and safe to drink.”
The project is scheduled for completion by late 2018.